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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

NTSB: Pilot Error Probable Cause In Thomson, GA Bizjet Accident

Report Indicates Pilot Failed To Follow Landing Procedures

The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the pilot in a 2013 business airplane accident in Thomson, Georgia, failed to adhere to the airplane’s flight manual procedures for antiskid failure in flight and did not retract the lift dump -- a critical system to assist in stopping the aircraft -- immediately after making the decision to perform a go-around. Further, the pilot lacked adequate system knowledge for the airplane he was flying.

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

AeroSports Update: Who Is A Sport Pilot Instructor?

All FAA Certified Flight Instructors Are Sport Pilot Instructor, But They May Not Know It

All certified flight instructors are allowed to provide sport pilot training, but not all flight instructors can provide training for certificates above that level. This can be confusing and some flight instructors themselves are not clear about their instructor privileges.

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Dassault Selects Gogo Business Aviation FANS Solution

Available In November From Falcon Service Facilities

Dassault will offer a factory-approved solution from Gogo Business Aviation to help Falcon operators comply with emerging FANS (Future Air Navigation System) mandates. The solution includes Iridium-based communications systems from Gogo’s subsidiary, Gogo Business Aviation LLC.

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Airborne at NBAA--10.21.14: NBAA2014 Opens, Eclipse Update, FJ44 TBO Increase

Also: Shuster/Hart Address NBAA, Gogo Means Business, BBJ Maxes Out, Hartzell Pulls Its Weight

The NBAA Opening General Session featured two well-known names from Washington. Representative Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation Committee, and Acting NTSB Chair Christopher Hart were the keynote speakers for the opening general session Tuesday morning. Shuster said that the he has already begun the process of crafting a new FAA reauthorization bill … which he says should be “transformational” with a goal of easing the regulatory burden on the industry. While much of the news at NBAA is about mid-size and large business aircraft, there is a very distinct niche for smaller BizJets … including the Very-Light-Jets. One of the major players in that segment of the industry is Eclipse Aerospace. ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell talked Tuesday with Eclipse Aerospace CEO Mason H

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Blackhawk Announces Schedule And Pricing for Caravan Engine Upgrade

FAA Certification Of New 867 Horsepower Engine Expected Early Next Year

Blackhawk Modifications has announced special introductory pricing of $550,000 for its 867 horsepower new-engine upgrade for Cessna 208 and 208B Caravans. FAA certification of the PT6A-140 upgrade program is expected early next year.

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

FreeFlight Systems Introduces FRX-250 Integrated ADS-B

Position Source, FIS-B Receiver For Part 25 Business Aircraft

FreeFlight Systems has introduced the FRX-250 system for Part 25 aircraft, integrating an ADS-B In FIS-B weather data receiver and a certified GPS/GNSS ADS-B position source in a compact unit. When paired with an approved ADS-B transponder the FRX-250 is a highly cost-effective way to add NextGen compliance to Part 25 aircraft.

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Pro Line 21 Enhancements Featured On Challenger 650 Flight Deck

Synthetic Vision, Multiscan Radar, ADS-B Out Among The Upgraded Features

Rockwell Collins' next-generation Pro Line 21 enhancements will be featured on the Bombardier Vision flight deck of the Challenger 650 aircraft. The enhancements are expected to be available during the second half of 2015.

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Airborne at NBAA--10.22.14: Legacy 500 Cert, Universal's InSight, BendixKing AeroWave

Also: GE Honda, Sagem's Active SideStick, Syberjet Update, Techno Aerospace Knows How to Party

The FAA handed over certification papers for Embraer's Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony at the National Business Aviation Association Conference and Exhibition, in Orlando, Florida. This approval enables entry into service of the aircraft in the United States and in countries that require such certification. Syberjet is looking ahead to getting the SJ-30i into production. ANN’s editor in chief stopped by their booth at NBAA2014 and got an update from Mark Fairchild, General Manager and Director of Sales and Customer Service. Universal Avionics’ newest avionics suite called the…InSight Integrated Flight Deck was unveiled here at the NBAA 2014 Business Aviation Convention. The highlight of the system is the embedded next generation Synthetic Vision System with advanced mapping capability and intuitive system-wide Graphical Pilot Interface. All this... and

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

FAA Certifies Flight Manual Supplement For Winglet-Equipped King Airs

Modifications Showing Significant Performance Improvements

The FAA has approved a Flight Manual Supplement that certifies significant performance improvements for King Air 200 aircraft equipped with Winglet Systems from BLR Aerospace. The certified data shows up to a 30 percent reduction in runway length requirements and useful load increases up to 1,000 pounds. The same approval for King Air 90s is imminent.

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Wed, Oct 22, 2014

P&WC'S PT6 Engine Reaches 400 Million Hour Milestone

Over 53,000 Engines Delivered Since 1963

Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) iconic PT6 engine family has reached the remarkable milestone of 400 million flight hours - well beyond any other gas turbine turboprop engine.

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